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H-E-B and Texas Nature Project
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 • Posted March 28, 2013

H-E-B and Texas Nature Project proudly announce our continued partnership in bringing Sustainable Leadership Workshops to Mason. For the fifth year in a row, H-E-B is funding our Spring series of eight, six-hour Saturday workshops for college students from all over Texas.

Spencer Bierschwale has been a favorite faculty guest, as have so many in our community, and from all over Texas. In January we had visitors from Corpus Christi, Austin and Conroe. More recently, Tony Plutino brought a small group to learn more about the amazing geological formations found throughout the Texas Hill Country. On May 30th we will again be visited by Prof Curtis D’Costa who teaches how to see, smell, listen, touch and taste nature, and incorporate these vital sensations into poetry. Sue Kaan has also taken advantage of her visual art expertise to teach students to see color and light. We have also enjoyed fascinating and lively discussions concerning behavioral psychology and local, national and global politics and the natural world.

Many hardworking young Texans have spent hours with land, water and wildlife management projects, and others have been incredible leaders in doing short land navigation exercises. Keith Kaan has hosted countless groups in his home to discuss sustainable living. And Scott Zesch made a special trip out to talk about the Captured, focusing on history and natural resources. Students love participating in community events like Old Yeller Days and Holiday Celebrations, offering nature games, activities and education to young attendees. We have investigated Nature and Culture, eating native flora and searching for ancient artifacts with Wibby Shearer, and found he is irreplaceable in this regard.

In all, since locating to Northpoint Ranch in Mason, Texas Nature Project has provided on-site and outreach hands-on nature education programs to tens of thousands of young Texans. We are a non-profit and completely dependent upon the generosity of our Mason neighbors for their donations of time, expertise and funding. No one associated with Texas Nature Project receives a salary or other compensation. All donations are deductible and 100% go to educational programming. If you can help us out, please give us a call! Educational Programing: Sherra at 325-320-5251, Funding and Building Needs: Jan at 832-878-4141, Event Planning and Building Needs: Jill at 512-293-9660.

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